What Happened To Owen Wilson's Nose?

Owen Wilson has made a career off saying "wow." The actor says his catchphrase in nearly every movie and actually explains why he does it. "[T]hey're for my really committed fans," Wilson explained, according to the Evening Standard. "I throw out a little word, just sort of like a little wink and a nod to them." He then referenced caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, who hid his daughter's name in drawings, adding, "If you're lucky enough to be one of those really committed fans, then I give you these little clues that are out there."

Wilson has been acting with the same famous crew of comedians for decades, giving them the apt nickname, the "Frat Pack," including Ben Stiller, who's a close friend. Of course, Wilson's brother, Luke Wilson, is also a familiar face in this group of tightly linked actors. Owen has another famous Hollywood link that predates fame. He was roommates with Wes Anderson while they were both students at the University of Texas at Austin. No wonder Owen has appeared in so many of Anderson's movies!

While Owen might have a signature catchphrase, he also has a distinct facial feature that sets him apart from the rest of the "Frat Pack," especially his lookalike brother. What's the deal with Owen's nose?

People tell Owen Wilson he looks 'disfigured' because of his nose

Owen Wilson broke his nose twice. Since it's pretty obvious when you look at him, Wilson had to address this story when he sat down with Wired in February 2022 to answer the web's most searched questions about him. "At University of Texas, yea," Wilson began. "Playing... we were doing intramural flag football and I got banged but also I think, just like as a kid, roughhousing."

Wilson addressed his broken nose with the Los Angeles Times in December 2001, too, and said people felt comfortable speaking frankly to him about it. "You look kind of odd, disfigured," he said, quoting what he sometimes hears from others. Not exactly the nicest feedback to get! However, Wilson isn't terribly worried about it. "You know, probably my nose wouldn't have been that great even if it hadn't been broken," he added. But besides these few explanations, Wilson rarely discusses his nose in interviews despite it being one of the top questions about him on Google. Maybe he's just sick of it being his defining feature. 

Owen Wilson's broken nose hasn't slowed him down

Whoever said Owen Wilson looks disfigured is on their own. The dude has his own entry in Urban Dictionary for being dubbed the "Butterscotch Stallion" because of his flowing, blond hair and supposed romantic prowess. The term gained so much traction that Entertainment Weekly published a piece in 2006 with the legitimate question: "Is it OK to call Owen Wilson 'the Butterscotch Stallion?'"

While he's never been married, Wilson has dated a slew of stunning, A-list women including Demi Moore, Sheryl Crow, and Kate Hudson, per The U.S. Sun. Wilson's also a father to three children from three different relationships. He has a son, Robert, whom he shares with ex-partner Jade Duell. He also has a son, Finn, by fitness instructor Caroline Lindqvist. Wilson also has a daughter, Lyla Aranya Wilson, with ex Varunie Vongsvirates, who claimed to the Daily Mail that Wilson wasn't showing up as a dad. When Lyla was one, Vongsvirates told the outlet, "Owen has never met Lyla. Never. He helps financially but it's never been about that." Wow. 

A remark about Owen Wilson's appearance change got him in trouble with Marvel

Owen Wilson usually rocks his signature shaggy golden mane in his movies, whether he's playing Hansel the ridiculously good looking model in "Zoolander" or bonding with his cute canine twin, an endearing yellow Labrador retriever, in "Marley & Me." But when he was cast as TVA agent Mobius M. Mobius in the Disney+ series "Loki," Wilson underwent a dramatic makeover. His new look consisted of short, gray hair, a mustache, and some chin scruff. "It was nice on this to have sort of a different look and I think that sort of made it easier to sort of slip into Mobius's shoes, so to speak," Wilson told Uproxx. "It's grizzled. And that's what this role called for."

In his excitement over his appearance change, Wilson forgot an important rule of joining the MCU: divulging even the smallest of spoilers during interviews is verboten. So when he mentioned that his "Loki" character would be sporting a 'stache before fans laid eyes on the facial hair, Marvel tried to strike the fear of Odin in the actor. "I got an ominous text saying 'Strike one,'" Wilson recalled in an interview with Esquire. "I don't know who that was from. We looked into it, and we think it might have been [Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige using a burner phone or something." Luckily, he never reached enough strikes to find out what happens when a MCU star strikes out.